I always thought that a cruise ship was a floatel, but Mr. O’Dea has found one down in Athlone! I seem to remember a move to have some of these to take asylum seekers back in the 1990’s, but this dates from 1968? I wonder was it a success?
Photographer: James P. O'Dea
Collection: O’Dea Photograph Collection
Date: Thursday, 4 April 1968
NLI Ref.: ODEA 54/2
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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